Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Nov 28, 2018.

By Famous when dead on Nov 28, 2018 at 10:48 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    New Morrissey Central quote about the gig:

    Nov. 28th

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse.

    "I know very well that the world won't listen. But, Peru does. Tonight's audience in Lima made Beatlemania look like a Kraftwerk audience. I am blessed beyond words."


    Features a crop of an Instagram image shared in the first page of this discussion.
    <Waves at Sam>
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Nov 28, 2018.

    1. Anonymous
      My kind of audience. I think they all drank the same koolaid.
    2. bhops
      This figures, lots of Neo-Nazi's in South America, am I right or am I right Skinny? :lbf:
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    3. countthree
      Don't insult my land, you ignorant.
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    4. Anonymous
      Theres a few on this site.
    5. NealCassidy
      They did go berserk
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    6. bhops
      It's a joke you dingleberry.
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    7. Born to Harangue
      Born to Harangue
      If Morrissey had 1/10th of the creativity or originality of Kraftwerk he would be a very lucky man. Kraftwerk, a band which always was and remains ahead of the curve, and actually puts effort into its live shows to put on the most interesting spectacle possible for its paying audience. Morrissey meanwhile, for the past nine or ten years has chugged through the dregs of his discography on-stage which tested the patience of even his most loyal supporters.

      This is a man who has been going through the motions in 95% of his recorded output for the better part of 20 years and ran out of topics to write about some time around 1994. Imagine him coming up with an innovative concept like 'Kraftwerk 3D', a radical reimagining of his past music, for his own live shows; implausible because he's content to put in the least amount of effort possible as long as enough people are willing to shell out their hard earned money to see the decreasing amount of live dates he puts on every year. But the recent cancelled European tour suggests that's not quite the cash cow it used to be.

      Kraftwerk remain highly regarded and retain their air of mystery and intrigue which they've been cultivating since the early 1970s -- something Morrissey had built up too to an extent but carelessly chucked away about ten years ago. Now he could just as easily be a tabloid journalist and has all the credibility of someone like Piers Morgan. He'd have a lot in common today with 'Tony the Pony', a man whom he despised 30 years ago. Next time he's performing in Tel Aviv he should bring Katie Hopkins on stage to duet with him on the song 'Israel'.

      It's becoming increasingly obvious that Morrissey will be a footnote in the musical history books, whereas Kraftwerk will be regarded as one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. They were trail-blazers who inspired the creation of new genres of music -- 1980s new wave, techno/house music, a lot of early hip-hop, trip-hop, and so on, it all owes a debt of gratitude to Kraftwerk. You could probably sit here and list hundreds of musicians who were directly influenced by Kraftwerk -- from Bowie's Berlin trilogy all the way through to Daft Punk or Calvin Harris today.

      What did Morrissey inspire? David Cameron apparently, but what else? Misanthropy. Glamorizing childlessness, solitude, bridge burning and schizoid behaviour. Devotion to celluloid and vinyl over human relationships. And an army of bequiffed clones/tossers with an inflated sense of their own self-importance like Morrissey. As for musically: Marr was the influential one. Hardly anything Morrissey inspired stood the test of time, just the odd band here and there like Suede who distanced themselves from him a long time ago.

      For an out of shape 59 year old man with a comb-over to state that one of his recent live performances was bigger than Beatlemania is beyond sad. Can you visualise what Morrissey's reaction would have been if in the mid to late 1990s a 60 year old Paul Anka, during the period he started performing a slowed down version of Smells Like Teen Spirit (the sort of thing Morrissey will be doing soon on 'California Son') had stated that his audience reactions were more impassioned than The Beatles' audience reactions during the height of Beatlemania? He rightly would have mocked him for his delusionality, which is exactly what we should be doing to Morrissey now.

      (I mentioned late career Paul Anka because that's the sort of artist I'd be more inclined to mention in the same breath as Morrissey today, or maybe Pat Boone, rather than Kraftwerk, David Bowie, or The Beatles. No disrespect intended to Paul or Pat, I'm certain their audiences remain more enthusiastic than Morrissey's to this day. And at least Paul has 'My Way' under his belt, a song which will still be sung at wedding receptions, birthday parties and funerals, long after Morrissey's name has faded from memory.)

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    8. NealCassidy
      One for Kraftwerk-solo?
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    10. scumbag
      You can always bring up how well the Nazi party did in America. And how well it’s doing now...
    11. Life_Is_A_Pigsty

      You sound like the kind of joyless soul that would enjoy listening to the beeps and blips of an old modem connecting to the internet if Kraftwerk released it as a album track. They probably already have for all I know.

      They may have been influential but they certainly lack the human element which is the reason Morrissey's songs will easily outlast Kraftwerk's recordings.
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    12. Anonymous
      Strictly speaking, he didn't insult Kraftwerk; he insulted their fans. I get that most people would infer that bi insulting the fans he's insulting the band as well, but I personally would maintain that the artist is not responsible for the quality of his/her/their audience & it is possible to insult one without it reflecting on the other. Of course, Morrissey inevitably doesn't see it that way, and electronic music is historically not his bag, so...
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    13. Anonymous
      you have a lot to say for an absolute tool! Kraftwerk were shite way back then and are still shite now
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    14. Thewlis
      Looking forward to RIO!
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    15. Anonymous
      Morrissey's horrible egotistical personality to the fore again.100% revolting.
    16. Anonymous
      Peru is so lucky to be given such a backhanded compliment.

      We are all blessed.

      The the lighthouses and beyond!
    17. Anonymous
      Go on, finish the thought. We are all waiting patiently.
    18. Anonymous
      Kraftwork have a reputation of being cold, unemotional and clinical. It's a reputation they are more than happy with - it's their USP after all. To the joyless twats who are offended by morrisseys's comment, try to one day find yourselves a sense of humour.
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    19. Anonymous
      Are you going ?

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